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COP26: Africa's challenges must steer the climate change conference

By Victor Ongoma, Assistant Professor, Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique
Portia Adade Williams, Research Scientist, CSIR-Science and Technology Policy Research Institute
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The 26th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties, popularly known as COP26, is happening at a time when the world has just experienced one of the warmest years on record. The year 2020 reached temperatures that were about 1.02°C warmer than average. These kinds of extremes, driven by climate change, are being felt intensely across Africa.

Greenhouse gases – such as carbon dioxide and methane – are largely…

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